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Pentagon’s R&D Enterprise – an $80 billion boondoggle - CANCELLED

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10:00 am
Where: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational • 11 Garden St. - Harvard Sq. T • Hastings Room • Cambridge

This event has been cancelled.   We hope to reschedule at a later date.

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Workers held hostage to military spending

Jeff KleinWhen I was laid-off from the Lynn GE plant in the late 1980’s, it wasn’t because of the cancellation of any military contract. In those days, Lynn produced steam turbines to power civilian as well as Navy ships, commercial electric generating plants and gears for railroad engines, along with military and non-military jet engines. But GE was determined to shrink the Lynn workforce and one-by-one the civilian production lines disappeared.

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Declaration of Global Network 19th Annual Conference

At a time when the Obama Administration would like to stress its adherence to a more multilateral National Space Policy, the members of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space remind us that the real global situation in space militarization should still be disturbing, when we see the real-world plans of the U.S., its NATO allies, and industrial nations worldwide. Even as the four years of an unprecedented recession have cut into commercial space enterprises, military budgets continue unabated, and are approaching $1 trillion annually in the U.S.

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Budget for All - Budget Briefing and Action Planning

When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Haymarket People's Fund • 42 Seaverns Ave • Green Street T (Orange Line) • Jamaica Plain

The Budget for All Coalition presents a briefing on the federal budget battles now underway.

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Kick the Habit: Fund Our Communities, Not War

published by Truthout

Question to Rev. Ulises Torres (former tortured Chilean political prisoner): "When do you know if you have a military government?"

Answer: "Look at your national budget."

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SE Mass: Fund our Communities - Reduce Military Spending 25% - Kick Off Event

When: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Carney Academy • 247 Elm St. • Corner of Cottage • New Bedford

Barney FrankFeatured Speaker:  Congressman Barney Frank 

Sponsored by Coalition for Social Justice & Coalition Against Poverty 

Please RSVP if you can attend 

For more information, call Dan at 508-982-8157 or Marlene at 508-982-8751

 

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the $33 billion Afghanistan Supplemental!

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Military Budget Supplemental

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square 
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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25% Campaign Workshop

When: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Redirecting Military Spending to Meet Human Needs

The 25% Solution Task Force of UJP is conducting an interactive workshop on military spending and the campaign to redirect it to meet human needs at home. With the U.S. facing devastating economic and environmental crises, with our states and cities forced into layoffs and cutbacks, now is the moment to demand a shift in our country's priorities. 
  
About the workshop 

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Eight Years of War, How Many More? New England Rallies Against Wars and Occupation

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston & Dartmouth Sts. • Boston
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All troops home now from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq!

End the siege of Gaza and all US support for the occupation of Palestine!

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"Rethink Afghanistan" Film - UJP fall conference

When: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mt. Auburn St. • Cambridge

Members of UJP and its affiliated groups will gather on Saturday, October 3, from 1-5pm, for our next strategy conference.    This time, we'll meet at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., in Harvard Square.  The agenda will include a new film on Afghanistan, building the October 17 protest, revising the UJP structure, and reports from UJP task forces.

To start off the program we will view the powerful and thought-provoking new film, Rethink Afghanistan, by noted documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald.   The film, which has been released in installments over the past four months, is now complete and addresses the 2009 escalation, the costs of the war, the impact on Pakistan, on Afghan women, the civilian casaualties, and the security implications for Americans.   We will also mention how UJP members who view the film Oct. 3 can organize screenings in their communities or house party screenings in their own homes.    View the trailer at left.

The film will be followed by a discussion on the peace movement's response to the Afghan war.   While Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold and conservative columnist George Will have come out against escalation in recent days, and while 51% of the American public opposes the war according to polls,  the Pentagon and much of the Washington establishment appear determined to send more troops and escalate the conflict once again.   The peace movement must raise our voices and continue to increase the political cost of escalation so that the Obama Administration "rethinks" its war policy.

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Viva Palestina Reportback - New England United regional meeting

When: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, Chinatown, 5th Floor • Boston

Jeff Klein of Dorchester People for Peace will report back on the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy which reached Gaza on July 15.   (Read Jeff's reports from Gaza)

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Economic Recovery and Beyond: Redirecting Military and Energy Resouces

... is the title of a Mini-Conference sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety on the occassion of its 30th Anniversary.

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston

Join UJP and Peace Action at a Brown Bag Vigil to stop the Afghanistan war.   The vigil will be held downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office.    We will move at 1:00 to the JFK Federal Building where Sen. Scott Brown's office is located.

Additional Locations:

Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square (12:00 noon)
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

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